Episode 2
December 18
This is where we stand as we
prepare for night 2 of “Duel.” So far, five duelists have played. Three
of them have made the leaderboard as we have $205,000 in the bank so
far.

JACKPOT
$205,000 

Sue Mullan
1 duel / $10,000 
Denise Carter
1 duel / $10,000 
Monica Durazo
1 duel / $0 
4 
Next up, Monica will
challenge Jim the fire captain OR Julie the homemaker from Walnut Creek,
CA OR Robert the used car salesman. Monica chooses to match wits
against... Julie. “I was a Mensa member. I’m no longer a member, because
my husband pointed out how stupid it is to pay a due to belong to a club
that tells you you’re smart.” Greenie: “What you’re saying is: you’re
too smart to be in Mensa.”
That said, nothing more to say except... LET’S DUEL!
As a reminder of the rules, each player is given 10 $5000 chips. You
place your chips on any answer you think is correct, but you do so at a
peril, because chips covering wrong answers are claimed by the house and
added to the jackpot. As long as you cover a correct answer, you can
play on, but get one answer wrong, and you’re gone, and so are all of
your chips. Only chips that have been taken during duels will go into
the pot, and the winning player gets to keep any money they still have
in their coffers. Players are given two presses to force their opponents
to answer questions within seven seconds.
Screen up. Let’s duel.
DUEL 4: MONICA VS. JULIE
Monica 
10 
PRESS 
PRESS 
Of the last five Presidents,
how many were governors before taking the highest office? 
PRESS 
PRESS 
10 
Julie 

A 
1 
A 
B 
2 
B 
C 
3 
C 
D 
4 
D 
Monica was thinking... about
the question. Correct answer: D. Both right. Carter, Reagan, Clinton,
and Dubya were all governors. $15,000 into the pot. Julie leads, 98.
Monica 
8 

PRESS 
About how often does lightning
strike the earth’s surface? 
PRESS 
PRESS 
9 
Julie 

A 
100 times every second 
A 
B 
200 times every minute 
B 
C 
300 times every hour 
C 
D 
400 times every day 
D 
This one’s played the exact
same. We move on. Correct: A. $30,000 into the pot.
Monica 
5 

PRESS 
Which is an anagram for "Clint
Eastwood"? 

PRESS 
6 
Julie 

A 
Old West Action 
A 
B 
Stone Cold Killer 
B 
C 
Man with No Name 
C 
D 
Two Guns for Hire 
D 
After this, Monica will have
2 chips. Julie... will still have 6. Correct answer: A. An anagram takes
letters and forms more words. Another $15,000, but Julie has no presses
and Monica is vulnerable.
Monica 
2 

PRESS 
# of inches in a yard  # of
ounces in a standard soda can  ? 


6 
Julie 

A 
12 
A 
B 
18 
B 
C 
24 
C 
D 
48 
D 
Both answered... correctly.
36 inches – 12 ounces = 24, C. We move on.
Monica 
2 

PRESS 
How far away can a mosquito
detect your presence? 


6 
Julie 

A 
10 feet 
A 
B 
50 feet 
B 
C 
100 feet 
C 
D 
1 mile 
D 
If the answer is C or D,
then Julie wins. Otherwise, we continue. The correct answer... C. Julie
wins this round and the $15,000 that goes with it. Going to the board...

JACKPOT
$290,000 

Julie Tan
1 duel / $15,000 
Sue Mullan
1 duel / $10,000 
Denise Carter
1 duel / $10,000 
Monica Durazo
1 duel / $0 
Julie’s three potential
challengers... Sheri, the funeral home owner from Ohio, Johnny, the
rocker from Norwalk, CA, and Jim the fire captain from El Segundo, CA.
Julie thinks a woman should win this tournament, so here comes Sheri.
“Gotta win big, stay out of the funeral home. Get a real home for my
kids.”
DUEL 5: SHERI Vs. JULIE
Sheri 
10 
PRESS 
PRESS 
How many atoms of oxygen exist
in a single molecule of carbon monoxide? 
PRESS 
PRESS 
10 
Julie 

A 
0 
A 
B 
1 
B 
C 
2 
C 
D 
3 
D 
Correct: B. Julie leads,
109.
Sheri 
9 
PRESS 
PRESS 
What is the only continent
without a desert? 
PRESS 
PRESS 
10 
Julie 

A 
Antarctica 
A 
B 
Europe 
B 
C 
South America 
C 
D 
Australia 
D 
“God I hope I’m right,” says
Sheri. Correct: B. Sheri IS right. She leads, 98, and $10,000 goes into
the pot.
Sheri 
9 

PRESS 
Which of these set a new
record by earning an estimated $170 million the first day it was
released? 
PRESS 
PRESS 
8 
Denise 

A 
Spiderman 3 
A 
B 
Harry Potter and the Deathly
Hallows 
B 
C 
High School Musical 3 Soundtrack 
C 
D 
Halo 3 
D 
If it’s anything other than
Halo 3, then Julie is out of here with $15,000. Correct... D. Julie
leads, 86, and another $15,000 into the kitty..
Sheri 
6 

PRESS 
Which animals were trained to
conduct search and rescue operations for the US Coast Guard? 
PRESS 
PRESS 
8 
Julie 

A 
Vultures 
A 
B 
Eagles 
B 
C 
Pigeons 
C 
D 
Owls 
D 
We play on. Correct answer:
C. Another $30,000 into the pot, and Julie leads, 53.
Sheri 
3 

PRESS 
When playing pool, how many
balls do you need for an official game of 8ball? 
PRESS 
PRESS 
4 
Julie 

A 
8 
A 
B 
9 
B 
C 
15 
C 
D 
16 
D 
I know from my days as a
pool shark that the correct answer is D. Seven stripes, seven solids,
the 8ball, and the cueball. That said, Sheri’s outta here, and Julie
wins her second duel and $15,000 more, $30,000 total. Meanwhile, our
losses in this game push the jackpot to...

JACKPOT
$365,000 

Julie Tan
2 duels / $30,000 
Sue Mullan
1 duel / $10,000 
Denise Carter
1 duel / $10,000 
Monica Durazo
1 duel / $0 
Win another duel, Julie,
then you have a good chance at playing Sunday night. Julie meanwhile
gets a choice among Karla the lunch lady from Woodland Hills, Robert the
telemarketer from Chicago, and Fritz the umpire from Philadelphia.
Again, Julie has the strange idea that she can only beat women
(especially women who haven’t won dual fullride scholarships...
Robert). Karla gets the nod.
DUEL 6: KARLA vs. JULIE
Karla 
10 
PRESS 
PRESS 
# of Santa’s reindeer,
including Rudolph + # of days in Hanukkah = ? 
PRESS 
PRESS 
10 
Julie 

A 
13 
A 
B 
17 
B 
C 
21 
C 
D 
25 
D 
If it’s C, then we play on.
If it’s B, Karla wins $45,000. If it’s D, Julie wins $45,000. “If I left
here, my husband would kill me, because he’s Jewish and we have a
menorah on the fireplace.”
Of course, if it’s A, then we move to a Shootout.
I think I hear Julie's husband in the distance. Either him or Gordon and
Jason. Correct answer... nine reindeer + eight crazy nights = B. Karla
wins it on the first question! Bring down the board...

JACKPOT
$380,000 

Julie Tan
2 duels / $30,000 
Karla Jackson
1 duel / $45,000 
Sue Mullan
1 duel / $10,000 
Denise Carter
1 duel / $10,000 
As you can see, Monica has
been eliminated. As you can also see, the only way to get to the top is
to keep winning Duels. So let’s play another one. Will it be Ashlee the
nurse from Port St. Lucie, FL, David the author from Burlington, WI, or
Robert the used car salesman from Canada, KY?
Robert, you’re going to the show after THREE times.
Robert, if you remember correctly, is from a holler, where he read an
entire encyclopedia.
DUEL 7: KARLA vs. ROBERT
Karla 
10 
PRESS 
PRESS 
Which type of apple appeared
on the Beatles’ records? 
PRESS 
PRESS 
10 
Robert 

A 
Granny Smith 
A 
B 
Golden Delicious 
B 
C 
Macintosh 
C 
D 
Fuji 
D 
If A is right, then we keep
going. If not, then Karla wins duel #2. Correct answer: A! Robert leads,
107, and $15,000 is put in the pot.
Karla 
7 
PRESS 
PRESS 
According to the Treasury
Department, what is the average life span of a US $1 bill? 

PRESS 
10 
Robert 

A 
3 months 
A 
B 
11 months 
B 
C 
21 months 
C 
D 
48 months 
D 
If the correct answer is A,
then Karla loses. Correct: C. Robert leads, 75. Another $25,000 into
the jackpot. We’re up to $420,000.
Karla 
5 
PRESS 
PRESS 
# of strings on a cello  # of
strings on a violin = ? 

PRESS 
7 
Robert 

A 
0 
A 
B 
1 
B 
C 
2 
C 
D 
3 
D 
Everyone plays, everyone
wins. Correct is A. Another $30,000 into the pot, and Robert leads, 42.
But he’s out of presses.
Karla 
2 
PRESS 
PRESS 
The vintage date on a wine
bottle is determined by what year? 


4 
Robert 

A 
Year vines were planted 
A 
B 
Year grapes were harvested 
B 
C 
Year wine was bottled 
C 
D 
Year wine was first sold 
D 
They play the same
answers... and correct answer is B. Robert leads, 31. Another $10,000
in the pot. Karla has to get the rest of the questions right in order to
play on.
Karla 
1 
PRESS 
PRESS 
Which can be used to
positively identify a dog with the uniqueness of a human
fingerprint? 


3 
Robert 

A 
Paw print 
A 
B 
Tongue print 
B 
C 
Tail print 
C 
D 
Nose print 
D 
Someone may be going home on
this question. Correct answer... D! Robert wins the duel and $10,000.
Karla sits in the balcony. Robert, winning on a game show after acing
his departed dad watching them, has a bit of a conundrum here. He NEEDS
to win a second duel to break onto the board.

JACKPOT
$470,000 

Julie Tan
2 duels / $30,000 
Karla Jackson
1 duel / $45,000 
Sue Mullan
1 duel / $10,000 
Denise Carter
1 duel / $10,000 
Let’s see who Robert gets to
choose next... Johnny the Rocker... Tammy, a college administrator from
WinstonSalem, NC… and Stephen, a Brooklyn cab driver.
“Unfortunately, Tammy, Julie ruined it for ya. We need some man power.”
And since olderandwiser scares him, let’s RockandRoll all night.
Here comes Johnny.
DUEL 8: JOHNNY vs. ROBERT
Johnny 
10 
PRESS 
PRESS 
If you dug from Los Angeles
down through the center of the Earth, where would you end up? 
PRESS 
PRESS 
10 
Robert 

A 
The Indian Ocean 
A 
B 
China 
B 
C 
The Pacific Ocean 
C 
D 
Russia 
D 
Robert DOESN’T know this.
Johnny is sure it isn’t China. If it is indeed China, then Robert wins
his second Duel.
We’ll find out the answer... NEXT time on Duel.
